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A former Cascadia Community College student who was found with more than 57 pounds of heroin and cocaine at his Kirkland home at the time of his arrest was last week sentenced to more than 13 years in prison.
Alcohol and speed caused a crash on Avondale Road Northeast in Redmond that killed a 30-year-old Kirkland resident early last Friday, police said.
A four-block stretch of N.E. 80th Street will close for 30 days beginning May 13 as the city begins work on its Street Sewer and Water Main Replacement Project. The project area is from approximately 122nd Avenue N.E. to 126th Avenue N.E.
The city is encouraging Kirkland residents and business owners to participate in an online survey to assess the sustainability of the local economy.
Two Kirkland male juveniles, ages 15 and 16, were arrested last week in connection with an arson that damaged a vacant home on the 8200 block of 124th Avenue N.E. The home, owned by the city, was among three abandoned single-family structures scheduled to be demolished in the coming weeks to make way for development of the Rose Hill Meadows park.
Red tape, little-understood tax rules and a growing number of families in the Norkirk neighborhood are gumming up full-day kindergarten enrollments at Peter Kirk Elementary, school officials are saying.
Already focused on Kirkland as the possible source of eight cases of measles in Grant County, local public health officials said last weekend that another Grant County resident who visited the area at the end of April has contracted the disease.
The futures of both a planned downtown redevelopment and a key city board were put in doubt last week when the City Council voted to support an appeal of the project.
Lake Washington School District officials ran their own version of the popular TV show “Extreme Makeover” at a special April 29 meeting for future Kangs and their parents.
Between Wednesday, April 30, and Tuesday, May 6, the Kirkland Police Department reported 268 traffic violations, 18 car accidents, 17 alarm calls, 16 noise complaints, 15 thefts, 13 vehicle prowls, 10 DUI, 10 domestic violence incidents and nine assaults. At least 50 people were arrested.
After months of gloomy forecasts, the City Council finally looked City Hall’s elephant squarely in the eye.
Kirkland Police netted an unexpected catch last week in its ongoing focus on DUI enforcement.
The Kirkland Design Review Board took another hit last week following the City Council’s controversial support of an appeal of the Bank of America/Merrill Gardens downtown redevelopment project.
Sixty-five GPS units have been reported stolen to the Kirkland Police Department since the beginning of the year, according to police. The Kirkland area has experienced an increase in the number of vehicle prowls in the past few months, the department said through a news release late last week.
The Washington State Patrol plans to specifically target Kirkland drivers not abiding by the state’s seat-belt laws today through May 29.
Regional stakeholders gathered in front of the Wilburton trestle at the Bellevue Fire Station May 12 to sign a historic agreement that will bring the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail Corridor into public ownership.
Zero Waste picnics, a city sustainable business survey and Parkplace redevelopment were all on the agenda Wednesday night at a Heritage Hall meeting for neighborhood leaders.
Between Wednesday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 13 the Kirkland Police Department reported 268 traffic violations, 20 vehicle prowls, 20 thefts, 18 alarm calls, 12 car accidents, 12 assaults (6 domestic violence), 10 noise complaints and 7 DUIs. At least 39 people were arrested.